Welcome to my Kitchen

I’ve been promising pictures of the kitchen since we repainted it, all of two months ago I think. I know, I’m horrible…but you love me because you know in the end I’ll come through for you. And today is that day! While I am cleaning my house getting ready for the weekend why don’t you have a peek around and let me know what you think.

Just in case you don’t remember here are the before shots, with all the white…lots and lots of white.

So much white!

So much white!

Notice they all open one way, and there isn't a single door knob anywhere!!!!

Notice they all open one way, and there isn’t a single door knob anywhere!!!!


It’s amazing what a little bit of rearranging and adding color to the walls can do. Later, much later, we are going to update the laminate background to a stone back splash, get new counter tops and add hardware to the doors but for now I can love my kitchen just the way it is.


Doesn’t it just look amazing! I love the blue and the white.



We updated a lot of the wall decor and my corner cabinet too. I am loving that window frame picture frame!



Isn’t just gorgeous?




Of course what Louisiana kitchen is complete without the favorite state saying. It means “Let the Good Times Roll”



My newly decorated corner cabinet. I added all the family pictures to the bottom shelf. I’ve always loved the idea of a picture shelf, they just make me smile. Mike also bought me that nifty little chalk menu board on the left.



And then there are all of the little touches that make me smile. Like the fleur de lis cast iron key holder placed underneath the crocheted name plaque my step- grandmother in law made for us as a house warming gift.



The wooden plaque was given to my grandparents by my mom and uncle and is now proudly displayed above family pictures taken a few years ago.

blue-kitchen-little touches

Another favorite wall decor of mine are the cast iron corn bread loaf pans. We have had these in the family for ages.  They go perfectly over my bread basket and utensil crock I updated recently.




On the other side of the kitchen, were all the work gets done I left my baking stations the same but rearranged below were I hold my dishes. I got rid of those horrible looking fruit wall hangings you can see in the first picture up above.  I also moved my spice rack and mason jars with my cutlery in them around.



Finally my favorite place in the kitchen, my herb window sill. Mike and  Hayley purchased these gorgeous flowers for me as an early Mothers Day gift and my mom gifted me the white ceramic bowls which hold my k-cups.  I love staring out this window and watching the humming birds and the flowers there just bring a nice bit of life into the kitchen.




I can’t believe how transformed it looks with just a coat of paint. As I said earlier there a few things left to do but most of it’s cosmetic and can wait.  For now I’m more than happy to spend most of my days working away in my new heaven.



26 Responses

  1. Kim
    Kim May 8, 2014 at 10:54 am | | Reply

    I like your setup! I have the same theme from wordpress, I love to see what you’ve customized! And a great post- I also have remodeled my kitchen along with half my other house! My husband & I are diy people too :) It is fun to work hard and get great results! Good luck with all your projects!

  2. Gina
    Gina May 8, 2014 at 11:00 am | | Reply

    Beautiful kitchen. I live in a small apartment, your kitchen is huge compared to mine.

  3. Tech moses
    Tech moses May 8, 2014 at 11:10 am | | Reply

    The images of kitchen is good and attractive.

    Wish i have one.

  4. Emerald
    Emerald May 8, 2014 at 12:21 pm | | Reply

    I love the view you have while washing dishes! This makes me want to re-design our kitchen. It’s so blah!
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  5. CouponDiva
    CouponDiva May 8, 2014 at 12:53 pm | | Reply

    oh if i ever get this size kitchen….GREAT job!!
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  6. Alexandra McAllister
    Alexandra McAllister May 8, 2014 at 1:23 pm | | Reply

    This is an amazingly beautiful kitchen and so warm and inviting! You done a wonderful job! Thanks for sharing.
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  7. Esther
    Esther May 8, 2014 at 1:36 pm | | Reply

    I really like the white is looks so clean and perfect! I don’t think I could keep it that way so I would never do white but I think it looks great! You did a wonderful job!!
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  8. kungphoo
    kungphoo May 8, 2014 at 2:29 pm | | Reply

    This kitchen looks amazing! the colors really work together.

  9. Roni Faida
    Roni Faida May 8, 2014 at 3:27 pm | | Reply

    I have a very similar shade of blue in my living room. Great job!

  10. Karen
    Karen May 8, 2014 at 3:51 pm | | Reply

    I love the color you chose for your walls. The blue really gives the room a whole new transformation :) Its is so beautiful!. Love the organization too u have in your rooms!
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  11. itzybellababy
    itzybellababy May 8, 2014 at 5:00 pm | | Reply

    Your kitchen is amazing! I really like that shade of blue- it looks very classic. And my bathroom cabinets never had knobs- it is really hard to open the drawers, Weird right?
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  12. Valerie Negron
    Valerie Negron May 9, 2014 at 8:45 am | | Reply

    Awesome Pictures! I love your counter shape. I also love the ledge you have behind your sink.
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  13. TheBargainBabe
    TheBargainBabe May 9, 2014 at 11:37 am | | Reply

    Oooh love the shelf behind your sink! You’ve got a very pretty kitchen. :)
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  14. Diana Walters
    Diana Walters May 9, 2014 at 12:05 pm | | Reply

    I am all about a Blue and White kitchen myself and I adore those windows! I can’t imagine looking into a wall while having to do dishes (eek!). Nicely done. Although I have to admit that the Mardi Gras plaque is probably my favorite part!

  15. Yesiemarie
    Yesiemarie May 9, 2014 at 12:41 pm | | Reply

    Oh my! Your kitchen is STUNNING! Great job!!!!
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  16. Rena (An Ordinary Housewife)
    Rena (An Ordinary Housewife) May 9, 2014 at 9:03 pm | | Reply

    Wow, your kitchen is huge! We live in a 2 bedroom apt, so space is kind of cramped. Your kitchen looks fabulous!
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  17. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth May 10, 2014 at 7:33 am | | Reply

    Very pretty! I have been painting at the new house and have a whole new appreciation for anyone who dares tackle all the trim and edges and weird surfaces in a kitchen!
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